Are you feeling overburdened with work?

Are you carrying work anxiety even after the office hours?

Are you feeling headache, stomach ache, sleep disturbances lack of hunger?

Are you feeling the depletion of energy and exhaustion?

Are you losing interest in going to the office?

Is your professional efficiency reduced?

 

If yes, it means you are undergoing chronic work stress which may result in high blood pressure, heart ailments, depression, obesity and a weak immune system Out of stress at times people take resort to smoke, drugs, and alcohol also.

 

Everyone who has ever held a job even the housewives, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. It can be meeting a deadline, tight schedules or to fulfill a challenging obligation. But when work stress becomes chronic it becomes a point of worry and to be dealt.

 

There can be innumerable reasons for work-stress, but it is necessary to identify the reasons first and then to work on it. It varies from person to person depending on their coping capability and the

nature of job

Probable Sources of Stress

  • Work not of your interest.

  • Unreasonable work-load, long working hours and no time to relax. Busy weekends

  • Competitive, toxic working culture

  • Mismatch in salary and the responsibilities, Lack of transparency.

  • Too much multitasking

  • No appreciation at work front

  • Office politics.

  • Physical discomfort

  • Interpersonal conflicts, bullying and many more.

Probable Solutions

  • Try to get the job or work of your choice where you can give wings to your imagination, thoughts & creativity.

  • Plan your day keeping in mind the multiple roles you have to play. Keep yourself organized

  • Develop the art of communicating positively with the boss, colleagues regarding working hours, job role, appreciation, salary, rewards, etc.

  • Have small breaks during the day. Walk during lunch.

  • Do deep breathing

  • Start off the day with good nutrition, proper planning, and a positive attitude.

  • Meditate, do yoga or some aerobic exercises to keep your body and mind fit.

  • Give time to develop your hobbies.

  • Spend time with pets, plants, family, and nature

  • Stay away from office gossip

  • See comedy shows, listen to music and do laughter exercises and many more.

In short, stress is very natural. It is bound to happen. The lines between work and life are blurred with the advent of technology leading to rising in cases of employee burnout and personal life disruption. But there is a need to strike a balance between work and rest. There is a need to take a step back and unplug self despite a busy work schedule This problem has to be attended before it reaches an alarming level.

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